Council receives National Leadership role

Published: 06 Feb 2018 1:00pm

Released 6 February 2018

Robert Knight, Executive Director of the Riverina Regional Library, has been elected unopposed as 2018 Vice President of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

He will commence in the role of Vice President in May this year, and will transition into the role of President of the Association in May 2019.

ALIA is the national professional organisation for the Australian library and information sector.

The Association seeks to empower the profession in the development, promotion, and delivery of quality library and information services to the nation through leadership, advocacy, and mutual support.

ALIA has been representing the interests of members and the community since 1937 and continues to foster a vibrant professional culture while providing expert advice to decision-makers on the profession’s behalf.

“It is an honour and a privilege to be elected to the Board of ALIA. Having been a member of the Association for many years, I look forward to the opportunity to contribute at an executive level to the important leadership role that ALIA fulfils for the Australian library sector,” Mr Knight said.

Robert has accrued broad representative experience during his 37 years of employment in libraries, including roles as Chair of Public Libraries Australia, Local Government representative on the Library Council of NSW, Chair of the NSW Public Libraries Consultative Committee, and Member of the NSW Public Libraries Association Executive.

His service to the library sector was recognised through the conferring of a NSW Public Libraries Association Life Membership Award in 2012 and a State Library of NSW Honorary Fellow Award in 2014.